priorities and time



Alt Summit was completely amazing. The amount of inspiration and information I gained from the trip is so substantial that it may take me most of this week to process (and share with you, of course).

However, given the fact that I haven’t had a day “off” in several weeks, I’m doing my best to ease back into things.

Though there is so much I’d like to do rightthisminute, Tim Ferriss’ quote is helping me realize that my priority is on myself today and there is nothing wrong with that. Things will get done.

Right now it’s time to be still.


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  1. Linnea Paulina

    Jess, it was such an honor to meet you! You are energetic and sweet in person, just like I’d imagine you’d be after reading your blog for so long! I’m still thinking about what my one “crazy thing” will be for next month. So excited for what’s ahead!

    1. Jess Lively

      Aw, it was great to meet you too! Please let me know what you will do as your crazy thing so I can share it next month!

  2. I have to tell myself this, too, especially right before I go to sleep. “Things will get done,” indeed! I call that outsourcing to my future self 🙂

  3. Audrey - This Little Street

    Lovely meeting you at ALT, Jess, even though very shortly. I realized that I was so shy of finally meeting you that I forgot to even give you one of my cards. But anyway, you’re such an inspiration, and I love reading you!

    1. Jess Lively

      Aw, thanks so much for checking in and saying hi here on the blog! No worries on the card swap. : )

  4. Sarah -Sarah Elizabeth Home

    I just had a “come to Jesus” with myself this weekend over setting priorities because I was feeling so overwhelmed and accomplishing very little for how stressed out I was. This quote is right on time for me! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Jess Lively

      I have those talks all the time! : ) I’m glad this helped you!

  5. Suzy Smith

    I seriously needed to see this today in this exact moment. I’ve been feeling rushed all day because I haven’t organized my class exam/hmwk schedules and I feel like I don’t have enough time today to do everything I needed to do.

    1. Jess Lively

      That’s great to hear! Good luck with everything.

  6. Ali Bronska

    It was so great to meet you at ALT, you are seriously an inspiration to me and your posts always seem to fit everything I am going through at the exact right time. Keep doing what you are doing! xox- Ali

    1. Jess Lively

      Aw, thank you so much! I’m so happy we got to connect!

  7. Chris Olson

    Thanks for sharing this. A great motto for starting the week. (And I was so happy we could chat on the plane trip back from SLC.)

    1. Jess Lively

      It was great to chat with you too!! I just got my first massage today and I’m loving it! ; )

  8. deborah harju

    Just wanted to pop in and say how much I enjoyed your workshop at Alt saturday. It was beautifully honest and genuine. Thank you!

    1. Jess Lively

      I’m so glad you liked the workshop!! I hope that it helps you and your writing as well!

  9. Danica

    such a great quote.

    it was really great meeting you at Alt! hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

    1. Jess Lively

      It was great meeting you as well! I hope your week is awesome, too!

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